Faculty

Sure, there are bigger schools, but our caring, professional faculty sets William Peace University apart.

The instructors at WPU are some of the best and brightest, offering personal attention, insight and wisdom to students that few universities can match. More than 70% of professors hold a doctorate, and many others hold decades of industry experience and expertise in their respective fields of study. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, it’s virtually impossible to get lost at WPU. You’re more than just a number here. 

Faculty
Corinne Anderson
Department Chair of Humanities and Professor of English
Jen Blush
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Amanda Bock
​Associate Professor of Special Education
Lisa Bonner
Department Chair of Science and Mathematics; ​Professor of Biology
Jackson Bostian
Assistant Professor of Interactive Design
Rhonda Brown
Associate Professor of Biology
Steven Capehart Headshot
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science Program Director of Exercise and Sport Science & Sport and Fitness Studies
Roger Christman
Department Chair of Art, Communication, and SGD; Associate Professor of Art, Communication, and SGD
Brandon Crews Headshot
Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design
Charles Duncan Headshot
Professor of English
Heidi Gailor
​Associate Professor of Business Administration
Fountain
Assistant Professor of Communication and Interactive Design
Matt Hodge
Program Director for Interdisciplinary Arts, Associate Professor of Music and Theatre
Sandra F. Holsonback, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Fountain
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Caleb Husmann
Associate Professor of Political Science
Erica Jastrow
Assistant Professor of Nursing and RN to BSN Program Director
Elizabeth Kusko
Associate Professor of Political Science and Program Director for Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Pre-Law
Eliza Laskowski
Associate Professor of English
Hrvoje Lusic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Marti Maguire
Associate Professor of Communication
Scott McElreath, Ph.D.
Program Director of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor of Philosophy
Kayce Meginnis-Payne
​Associate Professor of Psychology
Vincent Melomo
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Department Chair of Culture, History, and Politics
Patrick Myer, Ph.D.
​Associate Professor of Biology
Wade Newhouse
Chair of Humanities Department, Professor of English
Carolyn Nye
Program Director of Business and Associate Professor of Business and Analytics
Katherine Otis Headshot
Program Director of History; Associate Professor of History
Fountain
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Fountain
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
Robin Vincent
Associate Professor of Education
Fountain
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Betty Witcher
Department Chair of Psychology and Business; Professor of Psychology

Give Courageously to Peace

Thanks to the generosity of William Peace University supporters, current and future WPU students have access to the resources needed to learn through immersive experiences, build upon their courage and develop the confidence needed to turn passion into purpose.
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Give Now

Support future Pacer success. 

 

Become a Corporate Partner

Find out how your organization can collaborate with Peace.

Visitors

Whether you’re hoping to attend WPU or hosting an event, you’re welcome to visit WPU! 

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Conferences and Events

Host your conference, event, or wedding at WPU.

Location and Directions

Get directions, our address, a campus map, and hotel discount information.

Counselors

Learn about WPU and all it has to offer so you can guide your students to the best fit for their next step. 

Admissions Info

Meet and connect with our Admissions team.

Schedule a Visit

Learn about our processes and schedule a visit.

Alumni

Our success as an institution has always been rooted in the strength of our community. As an integral part of that community, we invite alumni to stay informed and connected. 

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Get Involved

Stay connected to Peace.

Donate

Contribute to the success of future Pacers.

General Info

Read about alumni benefits.

Parents

Families are an integral part of a student’s path to WPU. Find answers to your questions here. 

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Student Success: Why Choose WPU?

Learn about the value of an education at WPU.

Billing and Due Dates

Questions about your student’s enrollment or billing? Start here.

Current Students

Already a Pacer? Here’s your quick path to information, links, and other useful stuff.

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Current Students

Missing something? Can’t find a link? Start here.

Current Parents and Families

Is your student a Pacer? Here’s where to get information and contacts.

Future Students

Welcome to William Peace University! We offer programs for both traditional undergraduate students and online/hybrid classes through our School of Professional Studies. Find your path to WPU here.

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First Time in College

Your WPU education will help you build practical skills for your future.

Transfer Students

Transfer up to 90 credit hours from any institution. 

Working Professionals

Enhance your existing career.

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Readmission

If you previously attended WPU and are ready to return, start here. 

Veteran/Military

Learn more about how to apply the GI bill.

International Students

Find out how to attend WPU.

Student Life

Whether you want to know more about on-campus events or see our residence halls, get a sense of what life is like as a student at WPU.

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Clubs, Activities and Events

Discover what’s fun at WPU.

Housing & Dining

When people say that WPU “feels like home,” we think that’s the ultimate compliment.

Safety & Security

The Office of Public Safety is committed to providing a community-friendly approach to enhancing campus safety for students, faculty and staff.

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Health and wellness at WPU

Athletics

Cheer on your Pacers at their next home game.

Student Support Services

Find out how the WPU team supports the whole you.

Health and Wellness

Learn about physical and mental health services available to students.

Academics

WPU offers a mix of more than 30 degree programs and additional minors. Our courses are four credit hours each, and every course features immersive learning experiences.

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2023 Internship Showcase

Immersive Learning

Find out about WPU’s unique approach to learning.

Center for Student Success

Peer tutoring, a first-year success program, and an internship program are just part of why Pacers succeed. 

Admissions

Start here to find out how to apply, visit, and learn more about WPU.

Before you apply:

Admissions team
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A student reviews scholarship and payment information in the financial aid office.

Connect with an Admission Couneslor

They’ll be your guide through the process.

Visit Campus

Get a feel for campus life.

Understand Costs

Find out about Financial aid and other options to pay for college.